Tell Skechers Their Ad Should Not Include Dog Racing Track

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Originally Posted: 29 November 2011

Tell Skechers Their Ad Should Not Include Dog Racing Track

FROM GREY2KUSA

ACTION

Tell Skechers they should NOT include a dog racing track as background for advertisements. Or, do they want to be associated with animal cruelty?

Sign an online petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/ask-skechers-officials-not-to-air-dog-track-ad

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Call customer service - (800) 746-3411 and leave messages:
Michael Greenberg, President of Skechers|
Gary Patrick, Vice President of Media

online web form:
http://www.skechers.com/info/contact-us

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Dear Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Patrick,

It has come to our attention that Skechers has chosen TGP as the backdrop for a paid commercial. We ask you to reconsider this concept for humane reasons.

At TGP, greyhounds are kept confined in small cages which are barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. They are fed raw 4-D meat, the meat of downed, diseased, disabled or dead livestock. This was documented in a recent video investigation and in news reports available on our web site at: http://grey2kusa.org/action/states/az.html.

While racing, greyhounds face the risk of serious injury. According to the Arizona Department of Racing, nearly 1,000 greyhound injuries occurred between January 2007 and November 2009, the last year such records were made available to the public. To read more about injuries and Arizona greyhound racing in general, please see our 128-page report at http://grey2kusa.org/pdf/AZ2011.pdf

For the sake of Skecher’s reputation and its standing in the community, we request that no advertisements featuring TGP nor any promotion of dog racing be aired.

I look forward to your reply and appreciate your consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your name]


FYI:

Adoption group tells GREY2KUSA they turned down $10,000 for use of their dogs:

We have just learned that Skechers approached an adoption group and offered to pay $10,000 for use of its dogs. Bob Smith and Barbara Davenport of Homestretch Greyhound Rescue and Adoption refused and informed the company that they would not help promote dog racing.

Please go to the web site for The Homestretch and show them your support today:
http://www.homestretchgreys.org/


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